Nestled on the western bank of Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai is the home to some of Dubai’s best value accommodation for all types of travellers.
Literally translating as “Mainland Dubai”, it is one of the oldest areas of the city and comes with fabulous transport connections – with Dubai International Airport only a stone’s throw away and Metro connections east to Deira and west to Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina.
Bur Dubai hotels can be out-shone by their flashy high rise neighbours in Downtown Dubai and the glitz and glamour associated with the resorts along Jumeirah Beach and the Palm Jumeirah, but make no mistake, you can still nab a bargain on a luxury property in Bur Dubai.
Whilst some properties can be a little dated, there are many new boutique openings around the popular revitalised areas of town, the Al Faihidi Historical Neighbourhood and Al Seef. You may compromise on luxury extras such as pools and spas on-site in some Bur Dubai hotels, but budget and short stopover travellers are likely unbothered by this.
Expect not only cheap and cheerful hotels but luxury resorts and hotel apartments ideal for families and longer stays.
You may also want to to check out:
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- The best holiday apartments in Dubai for families
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Park Regis Kris Kin
The Park Regis Kris Kin is one of our top choices for affordable luxury hotels in Bur Dubai. It offers contemporary rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and furnished with flat-screens, tea/coffee stations and minibars.
With rooms priced from as little as $50 USD per night*, it is among the cheapest of the 5-star hotels in Bur Dubai. There are two exotic restaurants where guests can enjoy international cuisines, as well as a sports bar, nightclub, a gym, a sauna and a rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the bubbling Dubai city.
Corporate guests get to enjoy the convenience of having a workspace in their rooms and access to the conference centre.
Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana
Offering convenient access to neighbouring Burjuman Mall, this 5-star hotel is strategically set to offer a rich cultural experience to every kind of guest. All its suites are fully furnished with modern amenities to suit all types of guests, you are assured of a high level of exclusivity, luxury, and style.
Boasting a fully equipped gym, a child-friendly outdoor swimming pool and the 24-hour restaurant, this is one of the hotels in Bur Dubai that offers the ultimate home away from home experience for couples and families.
Suites at the Burjuman Arjaan are priced from $90 USD per night* and it is only a few minutes away from the metro station where travellers can have access to every major tourist attraction and the business district in the city.
An architectural beauty, this pyramid-shaped hotel offers rooms with nicely sized private balconies with wonderful views of the city. Each room at Raffles Dubai is fitted with a flat-screen TV, luxury bathroom, a minibar and a butler service.
Raffles offers guests an outdoor pool, a spa, a gym and a bar where both families and corporate guests get to experience world-class luxury.
Priced from $230 USD per night*, a wide range of sophisticated international cuisine available in all seven of their restaurants awaits guests who are willing to explore – the rooftop restaurant Tomo is one of the city’s most highly acclaimed. This hotel in Bur Dubai also has direct access to the exclusive Wafi Mall.
Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
With an exclusive position alongside Dubai Creek Park, Hyatt Regency is known for its wonderful panoramic city views, including Hue rooftop restaurant with its commanding skyline position.
Hyatt Regency offers 464 luxuriously furnished guests rooms fully fitted with modern amenities and offering grand views. Its spa, tennis courts and top-notch gym makes it very appealing to young couples, families and businessmen. It is also very close to major tourist attractions and guests have access to the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.
Priced from $70 USD per night*, this epitome of grandeur is one of the best hotel value luxury hotels in Dubai.
Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Seef
Perfect for explorers, shoppers and tourists in general, this hotel is set right in the heart of Al Seef, Bur Dubai. With its friendly, eclectic and colourful interior, its rooms are well fitted with modern amenities and beautiful touches of Dubai.
Guests at Hampton by Hilton Dubai al Seef can enjoy a great time at the outdoor pool or get their workout on at the state of the art gym. There are two luxury restaurants and a 24/7 Grab-n-Go, or stroll along to the plentiful restaurants on offer at Al Seef waterfront promenade.
If you’re all about quirky aesthetic, pleasant service and an overall relaxed luxury experience, this is the place to go. With room rates from as little as $50 USD per night, it’s also among the cheapest quality hotels in Bur Dubai.
XVA Art Hotel
Art lovers, get in here! With each of its 14 rooms individually decorated and housing artworks from different regional artists, the XVA Art Hotel is a haven for every artsy guest.
An art gallery and art store on-site only add to the experience and the tranquil, tree-shaded courtyard houses XVA Cafe, renowned for its vegetarian food it’s one of Dubai’s best-kept secrets!
One of Dubai’s top boutique hotels, you are in the heart of Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, only minutes away from the Dubai Museum and many of the city’s most significant historic buildings. The Persian-styled building is the former home of the Seddiqi family.
One for a truly unique and exceptional Dubai experience, priced from a very reasonable $75 USD per night.
Al Khoory Inn Dubai Creek
Another top hotel near the Metro Station, this modern and well-equipped 2-star hotel is priced from $45 per night*. Situated in the Bur District, this hotel offers easy access to popular tourist and shopping sites.
A small but simple and clean hotel, each room at Al Khoory Inn Dubai Creek is well-equipped with a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, shower, private bathroom, hairdryer and work desk. They also have family rooms to cater to families travelling together.
Its facilities also include a restaurant serving international dishes, free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service.
Savoy Suites Hotel Apartments
With heartfelt hospitality, Savoy Suites Hotel Apartments are only 5 minutes away from Burjuman Mall and boasts of a rooftop pool and sauna. An onsite coffee shop serves daily breakfast and other international meals, while a gym, spa, and rooftop swimming pool make it all the more appealing to younger guests and couples. Guests may also access a complimentary shuttle ride to nearby Jumeirah Beach.
Priced from $50 USD per night*, its rooms are decorated in warm, luxurious colours and equipped with all modern amenities, each offering its own kitchenette.
Four Points by Sheraton
Typical of the luxury Sheraton style we all know, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road features elegantly designed luxury rooms and is one of the best hotels in Bur Dubai near Metro Stations.
A 4-star beauty with rich, earthy and musky décor, Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai offers plush rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV, a tea/coffee station and complimentary fruit basket for each guest.
It also offers a state-of-the-art gym and an outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers. Found just a few minutes away from Jumeirah Beach, the hotel offers a complimentary Beach Shuttle for guests and also boasts one of the cities most famed rooftop bars with views down the length of bustling Sheikh Zayed Road.
The Grayton Hotel in the very heart of Bur Dubai offers luxury accommodations priced from just $50 USD per night*. Clean and modern, all rooms are equipped with smart TVs, satellite entertainment, a shower, a desk, wardrobe and private bathroom.
Along with daily continental and buffet breakfast options, guests also get to enjoy spending some free time at the outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a state-of-the-art gym.
The Grayton Hotel is situated conveniently between several Metro stations putting the Dubai World Trade Centre and Downton Dubai only minutes away.
Golden Sands Hotel Apartment
Need a luxury hotel in Bur Dubai near the Metro Station and Shopping Malls? Look no further!
With prices starting at $35 USD per night*, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments offer daily housekeeping for their fully furnished, modern rooms. Amenities include a seating area, flat-screen TV, satellite entertainment, a fully equipped kitchenette and washing machine.
Guests get to experience complete relaxation at the outdoor pool and stay active at the gym, racquetball court and sauna. Surrounded by several restaurants, fast food spots, bars/lounges and entertainment venues, it is perfect for couples, groups of friends and families looking to tour the city.
Hilton Dubai Creek
From enjoying panoramic city views from the rooftop pool to basking in the full beach experience with complimentary shuttle service, Hilton Dubai Creek promises to be the haven for relaxation, fun and the ultimate Dubai nightlife experience.
The 5-star hotel has rooms featuring contemporary décor, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TV, and posh beddings. Prices start at $57 USD per night* and it has great public transport links to the city.
Be sure to enjoy a wide variety of meals and drinks at any of the available restaurants and sports bar on ground.
* Indicates plus taxes and Tourist Dirham Fee
Want more Dubai hotel & resort ideas, or still not sure of which area will be best to stay in? Check out our complete guide on where to stay in Dubai
The most popular areas of the city for cost and convenience can be found around “Old Dubai” and DXB airport. Deira sits on the east bank of Dubai Creek and Bur Dubai to the west.
Look for the convenience of Metro stations for great connections to Downtown Dubai and beyond.
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